30 x 30 for Nature
Senator Tom Udall in October 2019 introduced a Senate resolution expressing the need for the federal government to establish the “30 by 30” goal making science the foundation of conservation decisions, sequestering carbon and greenhouse gases in US lands and oceans, and addressing environmental justice issues.
The Senate resolution is part of a broader global initiative to reach the 30 by 30 goal. This year, we have an opportunity to get governments worldwide to agree to protect at least 30% of the planet’s land and ocean by 2030, and preserve intact ecosystems and wilderness at the Convention on Biodiversity COP15 Summit in 2021.
If we act now, we can still secure a better future for the planet, its wildlife and ourselves. Because of the urgency for immediate action, 30×30 is about getting world leaders to commit to protect at least 30% of the land and sea by 2030 with bold new ideas and decisive action. Leaders around the world can ensure that life on Earth can continue to thrive.
The Campaign for Nature is a partnership of the Wyss Campaign for Nature, National Geographic Society, and a growing coalition of more than 100 conservation organizations around the world that is calling on policymakers to commit to a science-driven, ambitious new deal for nature at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming, China.
Specifically, the Campaign for Nature is calling on world leaders to:
- commit to protecting at least 30% of the planet by 2030;
- help mobilize financial resources to ensure protected areas are properly managed; and,
- approach biodiversity conservation in a way that fully integrates and respects indigenous leadership and indigenous rights.